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The Innocent Audiobook

The Innocent

Some mistakes can change your life forever. For Matt Hunter, that mistake came in one terrible moment when his attempt to help a friend and stop a fight resulted in an accidental death. Matt was convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison. Time that his peers spent in college, Matt endured behind bars.
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Publisher's Summary

Some mistakes can change your life forever. For Matt Hunter, that mistake came in one terrible moment when his attempt to help a friend and stop a fight resulted in an accidental death. Matt was convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison. Time that his peers spent in college, Matt endured behind bars.

Now, nine years after his release from prison, his innocence long forgotten, he's an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. With his wife Olivia pregnant, and the two of them closing on a house in his hometown, things are looking up. Until the day Matt gets a shocking, inexplicable video call from Olivia's phone. And in an instant, the unraveling begins.

A mysterious man who begins tailing Matt turns up dead. A beloved nun is murdered. And local and federal authorities, including homicide investigator Loren Muse, a childhood schoolmate of Matt's with a troubled past of her own, see all signs pointing to a former criminal with one murder already under his belt...Matt Hunter. Unwilling to lose everything for a second time, Matt and Olivia are forced outside the law in a desperate attempt to save their future together.

An electrifying thrill-ride of a novel that peeks behind the white picket fences of suburbia, The Innocent is at once a twisting, turning, emotionally-charged story and a compelling tale of the choices we make and the repercussions that never leave us.

©2005 Harlan Coben; (P)2005 Penguin Audio

What the Critics Say

"[Coben's] best book to date." (Publishers Weekly)
"As usual with Coben, an intriguing start, hinging on one out-of-whack technological trick, hurtles into a fast-paced hunter-and-hunted drama. First-rate." (Booklist)

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    Adrienne Camp Connell, CA, United States 05-26-05
    Adrienne Camp Connell, CA, United States 05-26-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Collosal Disappointment"

    I was so excited when I saw this book come up on Audible. I had listened to another one of this author's books and enjoyed the suspense and story. This book gave me none of that. The long paragraphs about the emotional state of the main character made me want to gag, they were so trite and predictable. Call me a cynic, but "Love at First Sight" found again is just too precious. The twists and turns were contrived and unbelievable. I found it difficult to like or care about any of the characters, just wanted them to get to the oh so predictable ending so I could move on to my next listen!

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    FredMcC Shreveport, LA United States 05-18-05
    FredMcC Shreveport, LA United States 05-18-05 Member Since 2014

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    "Great story - Great Narration"

    I am quickly becoming a fan of Scott Brick's narrations. Not only is this a great story with well-paced action and superb characters - but Brick's "acting" gives everything more depth and power than could ever be delivered by the printed page. Get it, you won't be sorry!

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    Brenda Corneliussen 05-17-05
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    "Good Suspense"

    This was my first book by this author and I enjoyed it very much and I look forward to another of his books. What can I say about Scott Brick....Just the BEST!!!! I would listen to anything that he reads.

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    Becky Charlotte, NC, USA 05-16-05
    Becky Charlotte, NC, USA 05-16-05
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    "Add this one to your list!!"

    Although it has a slow start in which the world appears to be against the main character, hang in there for plot twists and turns the are interwoven and difficult to anticipate. There are many characters, so attention is required, but that wasn't a problem with this narrator. The narration was excellent with a voice that drew the listener into the story. I admit to being a Harlan Coban fan and this one did not dissapoint!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alicia DESTIN, FL, United States 12-01-08
    Alicia DESTIN, FL, United States 12-01-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding Standalone"

    I really liked this standalone Harlan Coben book. I was pleasantly surprised on how different it is from the Marion Bolitar series. You can hardly go wrong with Scott Brick as narrator.

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    Olga 08-30-14
    Olga 08-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Brilliant unexpected twists!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Innocent the most enjoyable?

    Excellent narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Inspector Lauren Muse.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Nothing is what it seems


    Any additional comments?

    Great thriller listen. You will not be disappointed!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Louis North Wales, PA, United States 03-02-14
    Louis North Wales, PA, United States 03-02-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Could not put this down."

    I read this in under 2 days. Great character development. Great plot. Exciting,suspenseful, drama, emotion; it has it all. Scot Brick does a great job. I wonder why I just read it as the book is almost 10 years old. It is interesting to see how far technology has come in so short of time.

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    Glenda Jeffers Indiana, USA 11-11-13
    Glenda Jeffers Indiana, USA 11-11-13 Member Since 2014

    For all of you reviewers out there, I want you to know how important you are to me. Reviews are very powerful. Thought you should know.

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    "Starts strong, finishes weak"

    Coben is one of my favorite authors. I've read and re-read most because I enjoyed them so much, getting lost in his wonderful stories and captivated by his characters. This started out like so many other Coben gems, strong and riveting right out of the gate. But it all started getting convoluted mid-way and by the end, the bad guys (and there were many of them) were ensnared in a complicated web that I no longer cared very much about. You see, most of the baddies were people we either never got to know at all, or were only vague shadows hanging out in the outer peripheries of the plot. Unlike most Coben villains, they didn't make the flesh crawl because they were strangers to the reader. And that was the fatal flaw in this story. I cared about a few of the characters but only slightly.

    If you're a Coben fan, as I am, probably nothing I say will dissuade you from spending a credit or even real money on this book. Heck, Scott Brick is narrating so it's worth the price of admission, right?. But I thought it only right to prepare you for the inevitable disappointment. Even Coben, master of the thriller genre, is entitled to an occasional blunder, right? Well, this is it.

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    Sharon United States 08-14-13
    Sharon United States 08-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not bad, but not my favorite Harlan Coben"

    I enjoyed the way the author connects the different characters throughout the book. Interestingly different story. The main reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the annoyingly repeated phrase "you're in deep do do!" Seriously? I love Scott Brick, and as always, his narration adds to the story.

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    JoAnn HAWTHORNE, NJ, United States 02-21-12
    JoAnn HAWTHORNE, NJ, United States 02-21-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Could not put ipod down!"
    What did you love best about The Innocent?

    The story line was excellent.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. At every turn I thought I had it figured out and something would happen and I would have to re-think that turn again. :-)


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    He is my favorite narrator because of him I bought this audio and enjoyed every minute of it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some parts made me sad.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy a good mystery this audio is well worth the point. Go for it you will love it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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